Research

College of Medicine

Research

From deep brain stimulation and gene therapy to the invention of Gatorade and Trusopt, the UF College of Medicine has attained national leadership for its transformative, cutting-edge research. Among physicians and scientists, our institution is known for fostering a rich, collaborative environment that fuels discovery and encourages creativity. See how our research is changing lives.

Research

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Center for Vision Research

John D. Ash, Ph.D.

Dr. John Ash is an ocular cell biologist whose research is focused on both understanding the cause of blindness due to retinal degeneration and developing therapies to prevent loss of sight.

John D. Ash,
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Play Video

Research resources

Office of Research Affairs

This office supports faculty in finding funding opportunities and interpreting rules and procedures.

Office of Clinical Research

This office manages contracting, research billing compliance, and OnCore implementation for all UF Human Subjects clinical research studies.

Core Facilities and Laboratories

Explore the College of Medicine’s foundations for our research discoveries and learning environments.

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NIH Research funding

Top 50 in U.S.

The UF College of Medicine is ranked in the top 50 of all U.S. medical schools for NIH research dollars awarded to medical schools and is ranked No. 22 among public institutions.

Awards

US NEws and WORLD RANKING

Nationally Recognized

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UF College of Medicine No. 43 among the 141 medical schools in the country and No. 19 among public institutions.

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ONE of FOUR IN THE NATION

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

This collaborative effort between UF and the Mount Sinai Medical Center is led by UF’s Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., and Steven DeKosky, M.D.

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one of six NIH centers

Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center

Directed by H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., the center addresses muscle degeneration caused by muscular dystrophy.

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UC4 Award

UF Diabetes Institute

Researchers at the UF Diabetes Institute, led by Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., received a UC4 award, the fourth awarded to UF, to study human islets in Type 1 diabetes. Less than 10 of these grants were awarded by the NIH in 2015.

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CONSORTIUM FOR THE STUDY OF

Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

Christopher Forsmark, M.D., Kenneth Cusi, M.D., and Steven Hughes, M.D., are part of the consortium — one of only 10 such centers across the country.

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BRIDGING RESEARCH AND CARE

UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Led by David Nelson, M.D., the CTSI is among a network of more than 50 Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs nationwide.

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STATEWIDE PARTNERSHIP

OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium

The consortium, led by Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., and Bill Hogan, M.D., is one of 13 clinical data research networks nationwide.

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FIRST IN FLORIDA

Claude. D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Led by Marco Pahor, M.D., director of the UF Institute on Aging, the center is Florida’s first and one of 15 in the nation.

Awards